Taberna Etrusca

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861 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Established in 1967, Taberna Etrusca is an Italian restaurant in the classic trattoria style, with textured walls, tiled floor, open-beamed ceiling and an overall timeless quality. A pretty courtyard catches the sun during the Summer with tables highly sought after. The entire restaurant can be hired evenings and weekends and being so perfectly situated next to Bow Bells Churchyard, wedding receptions are naturally popular here throughout the year.
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Andrew
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our meal at Taberna was outstanding. We enjoyed fluffy gnocchi in a tomato-based sauce, and two main dishes of fish and meat that were very tasty. A full-bodied wine complemented our meal. We will not hesitate to return to Taberna Etrusca when we are next in London.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Spot on experience

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AsherD
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent - service excellent, glass of wine was never less than half full! Slightly on the expensive side but good authentic Italian food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good services and kind hospitality.

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Alan64
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice meal at the restaurant on a weekday. Food and service were both very good and the ambience is typically Italian. My only slight gripe is that (1) we were charged £3.50 for a small bottle of fizzy water and (2) we were served double gins & tonic without requesting a double.

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TomM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Old school Italian. Always busy - fun place to come.

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MartinR
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant, one of my favourites in London

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OpenTable Diner
London
14 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went here for a business lunch on a Friday. The place was not completely busy but there were still a fair amount of people to occupy the staff. Nonetheless the service was great. We opted for the 2 course menu for 17£ - a starter and main.
The food was great, portion size was substantial but not so much to put you to sleep in the afternoon. I recommended this place to my teammates at work for a more business centric lunch.

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vipContentedDiner
London
30 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always - relaxed proper Italian food!

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice service, relaxed atmosphere

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vipJules
London
44 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Italian cooking. Excellent homemade traditional food. Relaxed atmospher. Great prosecco! Will come again!

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Platdujour
London
23 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always enjoyable. Friendly, swift and patient. Almost local, with a real mix of people despite its location so close to the City and the financial district. A genuine gem of a place.
And an interesting menus with well cooked italian treats and specialities.

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JanS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

An easy place to meet friends and eat together. Not good for a romantic evening as it is quite bright

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RodT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This is a nice restaurant with good atmosphere at lunchtime. Quite casual. Nice pasta dishes. Just be aware that the prices of the pasta dishes are as a starter so you need to add approx £4 if you ask as a main.

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vipContentedDiner
London
30 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect real Italian cuisine!

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vipBPMM
Surrey
80 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Taberna Etrusca is a great restaurant in the City of London just a few minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral and Bank.
It has the feel of an authentic Italian family restaurant providing quality food at reasonable prices.
It has become a regular venue for business lunches and I would thoroughly recommend for both business or pleasure.

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vipWILLIAMR
London
20 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Beetroot gnocchi was somewhat stodgy but the rest of the meal, risotto, and sea bass were excellent.

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vipBPMM
Surrey
80 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Taberna Etrusca is a gem of a restaurant just a few minutes from St Paul's Cathedral in the historic area around Bow Church. It is an authentic Italian restaurant providing quality food at reasonable prices for the City of London. Service is friendly and the menu is the perfect blend of traditional and interesting. I would thoroughly recommend for business or pleasure.

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vipYasmeen
London
26 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Taberna Etrusca is a traditional Italian restaurant in The City. It's a long standing venue which has been feeding City workers fine Italian food for many years.

Would certainly recommend.

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vipLaOenophile
London
10 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Have been a few times over the years. Consistent traditional Italian food in a quiet setting. Only real gripe is the lack of vegetarian main meal options, unusual that most of the pasta dishes include meat or fish. The last couple of times I've suffered with an undercooked penne with a few slices of mushroom and rocket. Poor!

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MartaL
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing main courses. We ordered the tagliatelli with mushrooms and the grilled calamari, they were outstanding but the desserts were not at the same level. Still they were very good! The staff is very nice and the restaurant is quiet.

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merlink
London
22 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Well located in central london near tube station for evening catch up with friends. Not to busy or loud making it a good venue. Child friendly too.

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vipContentedDiner
London
30 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab spaghetti was divine!

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apislwyn
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent restaurant which has been the mainstay of EC4 for many years, and deservedly so. The food is first class and the prices, especially the prix-fixe lunch, are very reasonable indeed. The service is very friendly and you can see from how full the restaurant is on a Thursday how well it is regarded. Thoroughly recommended, and can't wait to go back.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friendly, traditional Italian restaurant in the City. The food was good, as was the service and the fixed-priced menu offered good value and ample choice. A solid choice for lunch with business colleagues or friends.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food! It was so great, we ordered our entree dish twice as the fried prawn was to die for. Highly recommended.

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EveS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed ourselves and we'll be back. Food was good and great value.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Recommended and lovely atmosphere . Potion size was just right . My colleague commented that food was very ‘clean ‘ and not stodgy .

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ClaraB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch, great food. Looking forward to going back.

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AlexD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have eaten here many times and always good!

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Gastro
London
44 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tenors were too close to each other and service but poor bit food was good

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vipVeggiefoodie
London
74 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A very lively and buzzy place for lunchtime on a Monday. Food was excellent - Beetroot gnocchi was amazing.
I was disappointed when they tried to charge us main course prices for the pasta dishes when we didn't ask for the larger portions nor were we asked at the time of ordering. The bill was corrected but I didn't get a warm feeling from the waiting staff as we left. A shame as I would have loved to return there.

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AlisterM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food was reasonable. Service was poor - lackadaisical and inattentive. I had booked in advance and confirmed but there was no record of booking. Orders were not all completed correctly.

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not been here for 15 years and it is just as good now as it was then. Good atmosphere with Paulo the effusive head of house that gives this place a unique atmosphere. Great for business lunches and those with good friends.

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vipJimW
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Hard to find, but nice little hidden gem. Reasonably priced for really well prepared dishes. Good Italian wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

CD
vipContentedDiner
London
30 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always

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BESTSTEAKEVER
London
20 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Had a lunch here and decided to try it as a dinner venue. Overall very disappointed the staff were unfriendly, struggled at a basic language barrier level and failed to bring any drinks orders correctly or on time. They reached right across my guest's face to deliver drinks over the table instead of walking round. The calamari starter was rubbery. The mains were fine but the sides for them came out over 10 minutes later. On clearing the plates the waitress dripped sauce into my guest's lap. Shame as I had big hopes for this place but would not recommend.

SJ
vipSJWeats
London
94 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Taberna Etrusca always provides delicious food but can be a bit quiet in the evening.

CD
vipContentedDiner
London
30 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional!

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